From the very beginning of Creation God planned an Eternal Marriage with redeemed man. The spiritual concept of this Divine Marriage follows the natural in that planning and preparing for the wedding demands rehearsing. God gave His Bride-to-be seven major festival appointments designed as rehearsals for the wedding. These are Holy Rehearsals that God has given mankind to learn and experience His Plan. These Rehearsals include the feasts of Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, Pentecost, Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles. The material covered in this book is based upon the Scripture coupled with ancient rabbinic commentaries and interpretation. No matter the person, this book is a challenge for God's people, Jew or Gentile, to get ready for His coming in whatever manner they perceive His arrival. The author upholds that believers in God are responsible for preparing themselves annually through the Divine Appointments of the Festivals. Rick Deadmond would come to know and serve the Lord at a very young age, even taking the initiative to teach his peers at age eleven. Rick would go on to get a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1987 and served the chemical industry traveling nationwide in systems design. Rick entered the ministry and Pastored in Iowa and Illinois for about five years. In 1997 the Lord called Rick out of the pulpit and into study to relearn the Gospel in its Hebraic context until 2004; exactly seven years after the Sabbatical began. Since that time Rick has been very active in Messianic ministry, and continues to distinguish himself in Christian and Jewish circles by his study and understanding of rabbinic literature and Biblical research. Rick makes his home in Rockford, Illinois with his wife Rhonda and their two adopted sons Tyler and Trever.
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